Non-Recognizable RAM

I recently installed 2gb RAM that was reccomended from a different expert, for my Dell Inspiron E1505 which previously had 1gb and when i check the system information it still says that I only have 1gb. How do i get my system to recognize that i added RAM? Does it Recognize the newly installed RAM but just doesnt say it? please help
mfriendAsked:
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andrew_aj1Commented:
You can go into your bios to see if it is recognized there. If not make sure that the ram is fully inserted into the motherboard and that it is indeed 2GB of ram.
I hope this helps. Good luck.
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rindiCommented:
Remove the old RAM and only use the new module to check if it works.
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jamietonerCommented:
Did you get 1 2gb stick or 2x1gb sticks? If you got the 2x1gb try 1 stick at a time to make sure one of the 2 isn't DOA.
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mfriendAuthor Commented:
I checked the Bios and it still thinks I only installed 1 gb and i made sure that it is properly inserted what do i do?
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andrew_aj1Commented:
It looks like the RAM may be bad. You should requres a RMA through the vendor. Good luck.
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andrew_aj1Commented:
What did you buy actually?
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rindiCommented:
Did you test the new module without the old one inside the PC like I asked you to do?
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mfriendAuthor Commented:
you mean both together at the same time?
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andrew_aj1Commented:
What RAM did you purchase? Are you using both the RAM from before and the new RAM?
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rindiCommented:
No, just the new module. Take out the old one. We want to find out if your new RAM works at all, or maybe the slot is bad.
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mfriendAuthor Commented:
I bought this RAM: CORSAIR ValueSelect 2GB (2 x 1GB) 200-Pin DDR2 SO-DIMM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Dual Channel Kit Laptop Memory
and i am only using those new chips each one is 1gb and it is not a slot problem because before i was using 2 512mb and it recognized that i had 1gb
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andrew_aj1Commented:
I would remove both of them and try each alone in one slot. If it doesnt boot when using one of the sticks then it is bad. Try them both individually in each slot. If they both work correctly in both slots then they should be fine.
Good luck.
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mfriendAuthor Commented:
what do you mean "that is bad"?
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andrew_aj1Commented:
If you put only 1 stick of ram in and your system does not boot that stick of ram is most likely bad.
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mfriendAuthor Commented:
what should i do?
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andrew_aj1Commented:
Like I said, remove both sticks and try each one of them individually in both slots. Boot into windows each time and see how much ram is displayed. After you do that install both again and see if you have 2GB.
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mfriendAuthor Commented:
Thanks
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